King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry

King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry

King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
16 De Crespigny Park
SE5 8AF
London
www.kcl.ac.uk/iop

Lead Investigator

Prof Graham Thornicroft

Prof Graham Thornicroft
Professor and Coordinator
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Project Staff

Dr Maya Semrau (currently on maternity leave)
Post-doctoral research worker / scientific coordinator
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Dr Laura Cole (covering maternity leave)
Scientific coordinator
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Dr Sara Evans-Lacko
Lecturer / scientific coordinator
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Dr Mirja Koschorke

Dr Mirja Koschorke
Co-investigator
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Dr Tatiana Taylor Salisbury

Dr Tatiana Taylor Salisbury
Co-investigator

Ms Elaine Webb
Scientific administrator

Ms Kelly Davies
Research manager

Dr Heidi Lempp
Coordinator of service user work group and involvement/advice on qualitative research methods
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Dr David McDaid
Senior research fellow

Dr Anita Patel
Co-investigator in health economics

Dr Margaret Heslin
Post-doctoral researcher in health economics
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Prof Vikram Patel
Collaborator

Prof Martin Prince

Prof Martin Prince
Co-investigator
Contact (Mr F. Lanza, Executive Assistant to Prof Prince)

Ms Shoba Raja
Coordinator of service user work group

Institute Presentation

The Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King’s College London is Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience. Opened in 1923, it is the only postgraduate institution in the United Kingdom (UK) devoted to the study and practice of psychiatry and related disciplines.

The IoP comprises ten academic departments, and has approximately 870 postgraduate students and 1000 staff. It offers a range of Diploma, MSc, MPhil, and PhD courses. Its primary aims are to: (i) pioneer research into new and improved ways of understanding and treating mental illness and brain disease; (ii) offer advanced University training for psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists and other scientific and paramedical workers.

The IoP has very strong international links. Recently, the Centre for Global Mental Health was established at the IoP, which is a collaborative initiative with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The IoP is also a WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Research and Teaching. Furthermore, Maudsley International offers teaching, training and consultancy related to research, clinical practice and policy in mental health. In addition, the IoP is very active within the field of service user/consumer participation in research, and established the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) in 2001.

Prof Graham Thornicroft, who leads the Emerald project, is Professor of Community Psychiatry and Head of the Health Service and Population Research Department (HSPR) at the IoP. He is also a Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Prof Thornicroft has previously led several large-scale international projects, including ones on research assessment scales (EPSILON), medication adherence (QUATRO), human rights assessment (ITHACA), and stigma (ASPEN), as well as the 40-nation INDIGO anti-stigma research network. His research interests include stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development of outcome scales, cost-effectiveness evaluation of mental health treatments, and mental health services in less economically developed countries.

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